Rhett started his investment career in 1996 and joined NEPC in 1997. His consulting responsibilities and background include servicing public pension plans, corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations, health-care entities, and Taft-Hartley pension funds. He works out of NEPC’s Atlanta office.
While at NEPC, Rhett has served as a Research Analyst, Consultant, Practice Team Leader, and Management Group Leader. He led NEPC’s national Public Fund Practice Team from March 2011 through August 2013, helping to ensure a singular focus by the team on issues related to US public funds. In September 2013, Rhett joined the NEPC Management Group and assumed leadership of the firm’s Public Fund/Taft-Hartley Practice Group. As a ‘player-coach,’ his consulting responsibilities include state-wide funds and local municipalities.
Prior to joining NEPC in 1997, Rhett worked in Portfolio Accounting with State Street Bank and Trust Company with over $1.6 billion of client assets under his responsibility. Prior to that, he worked in the Investment Division of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) where he reported to the Chief Investment Officer. Before that, he worked as a Policy Analyst Intern for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, where his research was published. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
Rhett completed three degrees from Louisiana State University; he earned a B.A. in Sociology, a Master of Science in Finance, and a Master of Public Administration. While at LSU, he was admitted to Beta Gamma Sigma, named Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, elected as the Graduate Student Association President, and served on the Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Rhett has earned the right to use the CFA designation. In January 2009, he was nominated as the Public Plan Consultant of the Year by Money Management Letter.